Arve Solstad, Norwegian newspaper editor, Died at 80


Arve Solstad was born on November 15, 1935, in Orkdal, and died on June 3, 2016

He was a Norwegian newspaper editor.

His parents farmer Johan Solstad (1896–1989) and Marit Skauge (1910–2000).

Arve Solstad completed his secondary education in Orkdal in 1955, worked one year as editor-in-chief of Akershus Folkeblad before enrolling in studies of political science at the University of Oslo.

Solstad wrote for the newspaper Dagbladet, including summaries of debates in the Norwegian Students’ Society.

Arve Solstad work permanently in Dagbladet after graduation in 1964.

During 1961, Arve married nurse Inger Marie Richter.

Arve Solstad won the Narvesen Prize for journalism in 1968.

Solstad was the political editor of the newspaper, From 1969 to 1973 and in 1973 he became editor-in-chief.

Then, the newspaper had two chief editors, and between 1977 and 1980 it had three, but from 1984 to 1990 Solstad was the sole editor.

Then, he political editor from 1990 to 1995, and a journalist from 1995 to 2002.

Arve was also leader of the Norwegian Association for Media History from 1993 to 2003, and professor of journalism at the University of Oslo from 1994.

Arve Solstad received the Fritt Ord Honorary Award, in 2000.

Arve Solstad passed away at 80 yrs old.